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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus or Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar who is widely considered to have been one of the greatest scholars of the northern Renaissance. Originally trained as a Catholic priest, Erasmus was an important figure in classical scholarship who wrote in a pure Latin style. Among humanists he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists", and has been called "the crowning glory of the... Read More

Bornc. 28 October 1466
Rotterdam or Gouda, Burgundian Netherlands in the Holy Roman Empire
Died12 July 1536 (aged 69)
Basel, Old Swiss Confederacy in the Holy Roman Empire
Other namesDesiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Erasmus of Rotterdam
EraRenaissance philosophy
16th-century philosophy
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